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This blog by the six-time published author Jonathan Cooper, is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of non-compete agreements, breach of contract matters, school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidentsslip and/or trip and fall accidentsauto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products

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10/30/2018
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You Can't Have a Viable School Liability Case Without This

In the vast majority of situations where schools have been negligent, that does not translate into being a viable lawsuit against the school.

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10/3/2018
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How NYCDOE Got Precluded From Contesting a Negligence Claim

Granted, it's rare. But there are occasions, like this June, 2018 decision where a defendant will get precluded from contesting its liability in negligence.

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8/21/2018
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How Long You Really Have to File Against Your Child's School

When calculating whether their child's claim against the school may be time-barred, a common refrain we hear from parents is, "But I didn't know!" Is it valid?

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8/1/2018
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NY Federal Judge Approves Class Settlement on School Bullying

On July 30, 2018, NY Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis approved the settlement of a class action against NYC's DOE for its systemic failure to address bullying

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6/20/2017
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When Clients Lie - And Get Caught

A school bullying case we handled ended in disappointing fashion. And the outcome could have been far better for the clients - if only they hadn't lied.

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3/6/2014
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Judge Slams School for Failing to Supervise Student on Class Trip

A judge recently chastised a school for neglecting to supervise a student on a class trip, which resulted in that student suffering terrible injuries

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1/26/2014
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ACLU Sues After School Teacher Calls Student's Religion "Stupid"

The ACLU recently used a Bible Belt school after a 6th grade teacher repeatedly denigrated a student's Buddhist religion as "stupid."

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12/26/2013
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Teen Expelled from Texas H.S. - Because She Reported Being Raped

This is outrageous. After being raped, a Texas high school girl reported the incident. The school responded by expelling her for public lewdness.

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12/16/2013
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Why Eliminating Cell Phones Won't Solve School Bullying

At a recent seminar, a police officer recommended banning teens from cell phones that text or use social media to curb bullying. His suggestion won't work.

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12/11/2013
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One Sure-Fire Way a NY School May Be Held Negligent: Missing Students

Losing track of a student that is in its charge is one sure-fire way that a school can be deemed negligent under New York law, explains attorney Jonathan Cooper

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11/20/2013
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One Reason Why Proving School Negligence in New York is So Tough

Proving a school was negligent, and therefore liable for a student's injuries due to a dangerous or defective conditions is challenging, explains Jonathan Cooper

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8/7/2013
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How Ilinois' School Negligence Laws Are Harsher Than New York's

Long Island, New York school liability lawyer Jonathan Cooper explores how its tougher to prove a school negligence matter in Illinois' than New York.

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8/4/2013
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Why This School Negligence Case Wouldn't Survive in New York

A school negligence case that was reported on last week probably wouldn't survive in New York, explains NY school injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper

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7/30/2013
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Bronx Student's Slip & Fall Case Survives, Despite Poor Investigation

A recent decision by NY's Appellate Division, First Department reminds us why it's important to investigate your cases before you file your claims

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7/22/2013
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One of the More Bizarre Things You May Hear in a School Negligence Case

Here's one of the more bizarre things you may hear in a school negligence case, explains NY school injury attorney Jonathan Cooper.

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7/21/2013
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After 5 Teens Drown, Camp Instructor Questioned on Possible Negligence

In what seems to be a global recurring story, 5 high students drown on a camp outing, and the supervising school teacher is questioned on possible negligence

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7/18/2013
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When School Negligence & Defective Products Law Collide

There are some occasions when the law regarding school negligence and defective products intersect, explains a NY school injury & defective products lawyer

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5/28/2013
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Student Sues in Negligence After Being Set on Fire in Science Class

In a case that was reported on just over one week ago, a student sued his school in negligence after he was set on fire during science class and injured.

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2/14/2013
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School District Sued for Negligent Hiring and Retention

A school district was just sued for negligently hiring & retaining a basketball coach, who apparently was a convicted sex offender.

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2/4/2013
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Disabled Student Settles School Negligence & Bullying Claim for $800,000

In a bittersweet ending to a terrible saga, a disabled student has settled his school negligence & bullying claim for $800,000, explains Jonathan Cooper.

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10/18/2012
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School Has No Duty to Warn Parents of Threat to Student, Says NY Court

NY's Court of Appeals issued a disappointing ruling, and dismissed a school negligence case earlier today, explains school injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper

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9/19/2012
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My Privilege Arguing a School Negligence Case Before NY's Highest Court

My Privilege Arguing a School Negligence Case Before NY's Highest Court

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8/30/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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How NY is Tougher on School Negligence Than Some Other Jurisdictions

Long Island, NY school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how New York is tougher on school negligence than some other jurisdictions.

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8/19/2012
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NY Appeals Court Dismisses Sexual Abuse Claim Against School District

In a decision that was handed down this past week, a NY Appeals Court dismissed a negligence claim brought by parents of young children who were abused at school

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8/5/2012
Jonathan Cooper
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High School Sued After 2 Teens Collapse and Die from Heat Exhaustion at Practice

This tragic story of school negligence raises the question as to how this case would fare under New York law. NY school injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper explains.

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